Why does Shockwave Flash crash routinely when using Google Chrome?

Prabal Sarkar October 10, 2011

When using Google Chrome, often the statement appears:
“The following plug-in has crashed : Shockwave Flash”

What does it mean? And what should I do now?

  1. Mechiel
    May 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I am so sick of the almost daily routine of having to deal w/shockwave flash crashes....thinking.........should I just dump google chrome? Is it really worth it? I can't seem to get through anything....video has just gotten to be a CHORE.

  2. Jennie Hill
    May 7, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Shock wave flash plug in has been crashed for a couple of months now, can anyone help me get it "un-crashed"?

  3. Catherine
    May 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm
  4. mykintexas
    May 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Happens every day on Chrome, but NEVER,NEVER happens with Firefox!!

  5. Tjnf68
    April 2, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Chrome is downloading much Spyware and making it part of the terms of use. I am very unhappy with chrome because the failure rate is extremely high. Even if you know what you are doing it is a flawed program with hostile updates that activate antivirus controls. That is why the refresh works a couple of times. After that it will crash hard for anyone. Eventually chrome will destroy your system. Sorry but it is true.

  6. Tina
    March 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for sharing your solution!

  7. ~ TINY ~
    March 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Hello y'all   I seem to have a TINY problem....

    i've been useing explorer since the day i started useing a puter 8-9 yrs now appr. up until the security changed started,thats when explorer started getting too much of a hassle & wasteing time for the same issuses over & over again...3 different grey boxes asking the same freeeking annoying questions that shouldnt be asked after one time,we hardly have time to be online...they slap little gray boxes in our way ith the  wasted time thats maddening, we havent much time to waste waiting for it to  do that everytime we click on something we r asked if we are sure we want to click yes...yes is likely going to interfer with  bllaaa blaaa bla... click no and half ur page is blocked out... well something to the same affect.....whats the smalles,fastest,non problamatic and free browser should i try out...i had explorer...now google chrome constantly crashing shockwave...Min. a day ( 24hrs. 20 - 30 times at least!!.  I SWEAR....) Its gotten  to be annoying &  stressful.Im not wasteing my time on google chrome no more...so tell me which ones do u suggest i try???

       FREEWARE plz....lolollll...

                       Tiny... :p(

  8. Gail
    January 30, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I'm fully updated on all the flashes and shockwave still crashes. So Wrong!!!

  9. Mjevolve
    October 11, 2011 at 8:43 am

    one of the very common causes of this is ....that

    some times opening / running too many windows / tabs with embedded flash content can also crash the flash plug in .


    if you are multi tasking and the CPU is already overloaded ( like during media conversion ) , playing / running a single flash content , like a Youtube video , can also cause the plugin to crash .

    why ? because , Flash itself is cpu eater ..

    just check your cpu load through task manager  when the plug in crashes 

  10. Jay
    October 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

    I just noticed that, you don't need to update chrome, automatic update is set by bedault on chrome.
    All you have to do is, re installing/updating flash player after removing the browser cookies.

    October 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm
  12. Jeff Fabish
    October 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Go to Tools -> About Google Chrome and let it check for updates. Alternatively you may want to try the Chrome Beta which is reported to have fixed a lot of Flash's crashing.

  13. Jay
    October 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    update chrome
    update flashplayer http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

    • Jeff Fabish
      October 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      You only have to check for updates in chrome since Flash is built in. 

      • Jay
        October 11, 2011 at 2:28 am

         See the link by @FIDELIS1:disqus
        you need toreninstall flash.
        clear browser.
        actually this problem occurs on my updated version of chrome also.
        When I refresh it, or open the link in a new tab..it starts working again.

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